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Old 03-23-2011, 10:34 PM   #41
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This is from when I changed my valve cover gasket. I love the color and shapes. Don't look at the rest, though. It's dirty!
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Old 03-24-2011, 01:22 AM   #42
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:02 AM   #43
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:26 AM   #45
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Yeah lol theres absolutely nothing wrong with washing new engines, on some OLDER engines you can have problems (I washed the bay of an old ... think it was an oxford like the below fella and got water in the distributor, didn't like it much.)

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Old 03-24-2011, 11:27 AM   #46
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yawn.. everyone has almost exact same engine bays lol
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:50 PM   #50
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What do you reckon of your CDA box?? I hate the noise they put out so I removed mine till I can integrate it with this custom stainless CAI I'm getting made, which should muffle the noise a little, but do you notice a nice performance increase??
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What do you reckon of your CDA box?? I hate the noise they put out so I removed mine till I can integrate it with this custom stainless CAI I'm getting made, which should muffle the noise a little, but do you notice a nice performance increase??
I love the sound it makes ... that fact alone is worth the money not the performance. Performance i think it does make just a bit more power but since i can't put a CAI tube it draws air inside the engine bay as opposed to the factory box due to space restriction. Only during night time or when it's evening do you feel the performance increase. During hot days car feels sluggish honestly.
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I love the sound it makes ... that fact alone is worth the money not the performance. Performance i think it does make just a bit more power but since i can't put a CAI tube it draws air inside the engine bay as opposed to the factory box due to space restriction. Only during night time or when it's evening do you feel the performance increase. During hot days car feels sluggish honestly.
Yeah, performance wise, I had the exact same thing, couldn't fit the pipe in so I had to leave it off, and the car become more sluggish, so I removed it. Hated the noise combined with my new exhaust love the exhaust sound by itself, but I'm getting this dude to make me a full custom Stainless CAI, from the manifold down to the intake, with the CDA box integrated, I'm going to make a thread about it in the next few weeks listing my ideas.
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Yeah, performance wise, I had the exact same thing, couldn't fit the pipe in so I had to leave it off, and the car become more sluggish, so I removed it. Hated the noise combined with my new exhaust love the exhaust sound by itself, but I'm getting this dude to make me a full custom Stainless CAI, from the manifold down to the intake, with the CDA box integrated, I'm going to make a thread about it in the next few weeks listing my ideas.
NICE!!! Can't wait to see the result
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NICE!!! Can't wait to see the result
Me too

It won't be for a good bit just yet, it's not gonna be a cheap system cuz it's gonna be fully insulated and everything, but after it's all done, should be worth it, and I'll post everything here for you guys
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Hey paraklas, is that OEM engine cover or did you modify it to cover the SC?
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lol, mostly true.
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